Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
— Malcolm X
Board & Accountability
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Our Current Board Members
Our current board is composed of founders, parents and members of the community who bring deep expertise and a broad set of skills from their education, non-profit management, legal, finance and business backgrounds.
Click the names below to read bios of our board members.
Margarita Florez Vasconcelos is a Senior Director at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Margarita joined CZI to lead their educator capacity portfolio and now leads a team working to advance inclusive and participatory design across education technology and philanthropy. Prior to joining CZI, Margarita supported districts like NYC DOE and non-profits like Teach For America to redesign school and program models. Margarita has also worked to launch independent school networks in India, Indonesia, and Mexico.
Margarita was the founding principal of KIPP Comienza Community Prep, a National Blue Ribbon school. 85% of her staff were women of color and she developed 12 of the 33 teachers she hired to become school and district leaders. Margarita also worked as a school district administrator and spent 8 years teaching elementary students in East LA and Oakland.
Casey is the parent of an 8th grade student. An attorney herself, Casey is the Director of Content Operations at Continuing Education of the Bar, a legal research platform for California Attorneys. Casey was born and raised in California and has a BA in American Studies from UC Santa Cruz and law degree from UC Davis’ King Hall School of Law. She lives in Oakland where she loves hiking with her husband, sons, and dogs.
Lucia Hwang is a Yu Ming founding family parent of a 5th grade student. In her professional life, Lucia is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of investigative reporting and writing experience, and has worked at California Lawyer, the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Newsday. She is also co-author of the book, Every Nonprofit’s Guide to Publishing. Lucia currently edits the magazine of National Nurses United, the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States, and works as a key member of the organization’s communications team. Though Lucia was born in a Mandarin-speaking country, she gained her current fluency and literacy skills through her college studies and commitment to ongoing personal learning. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in English and minor in education, and also holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Reggie Lee is a parent of both a 1st grade and a third grade student. He is a parent-elected board member, and part of the Equity Design Team at Yu Ming. In his professional life, Reggie is an experienced Regional Manager in the chemicals industry. He graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor’s degree in History.
Ron is the Regional Manager for New Partnerships at eSpark Learning, an organization with the mission to re-imagine learning so it is student-centered, enabling students to succeed in school and life. In this role, he oversees the partnership development across 25 states in eSpark’s western region. Prior to eSpark, Ron worked as a District Partnership Manager at Chalk Schools, Chief of Staff at African Leadership Academy, and a Consultant at Bain & Company. Ron’s deep passion for helping all student get access to high-quality educational experiences developed during his time as a board member of USC’s Norman Topping Student Aid Fund and as a 7th-grade summer school math teacher at Oakland Unified’s Roots International Academy. Ron is a proud Oakland native who received his BA in business administration from the University of Southern California and his MBA from Stanford University.
Alcine Mumby currently serves as a deeper learning coach with Envision Learning Partners. Prior to coaching, Alcine taught Humanities at one of the first small schools in the Bronx where project-based learning and portfolio defenses served as the foundation of instruction. Afterward, Alcine became a founding principal of Envision Academy in Oakland, an administrator in several small middle and high schools in Atlanta and DC, and a leadership coach in DC, Charlotte, & Philadelphia. Alcine earned her BA in English Education from NYU and a Master’s in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford. When she’s not running through an airport or on an airplane, Alcine attempts to be the world’s greatest aunt to 4 adorable and active nephews and niece.
Jessica is Senior Advisor at ExED where she prepares budgets and financial feasibility studies for start-up charter schools and provides other technical assistance prior to school openings. Previously as VP of School Finance for ExED, she functioned as the CFO for several charter schools in Los Angeles. Jessica is also a consultant for Pacific Charter School Development where she conducts financial feasibility and risk analysis of charter school facility projects. Previously, Jessica worked for the Urban Education Partnership as Associate Director of Research and Evaluation. She has also worked at LAUSD in the Program Evaluation and Research Branch, analyzing data on charter schools, and at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington DC as a research assistant. Jessica holds a master’s degree in public policy from UCLA and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Pleasanton with her husband and two young sons.
Jonathan Schorr is a Founding Partner at Be Clear Communications. Be Clear is helping to build a better, more progressive world by helping great people and organizations tell their stories. Jonathan is a communications and strategy consultant who has provided guidance and writing to some of the nation’s leading education leaders, nonprofits and school systems. He served in the Obama Administration as Communications Director at the U.S. Department of Education, providing guidance to the Secretary of Education, and overseeing a team of more than 100 communications professionals. Previously, Jonathan served as Partner and Chief of Staff at NewSchools Venture Fund, and as Director of New Initiatives at the KIPP network of schools. Jonathan has worked as an author, journalist and teacher. He wrote the critically acclaimed book Hard Lessons: The Promise of an Inner-City Charter School and was an education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. He lives in Oakland with his wife and two daughters.
Brianna is leading product operations and strategy for Mursion, an industry leader in immersive learning. Mursion simulations deliver experiential learning for essential human skills in the workplace. She previously led operations and technology systems at Education Pioneers, a nonprofit organization working to bring leaders and managers into the education sector. Prior to joining Education Pioneers, Brianna administered the membership programs and operations of the California Charter Schools Association. She also served as a leader of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network San Francisco Bay Area (YNPNsfba), an active voice for thousands of young professionals that provides support for young nonprofit professionals through professional and leadership development, networking events, and social opportunities. Brianna graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in political science, and received a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.
Yiaway Yeh leads the global Social Impact Civics Partnerships team for Google, which supports a broad portfolio of civics and economic security products. Previously, he was a public finance banker with Morgan Stanley raising capital for nonprofit and children’s hospitals. Yiaway has a long commitment to public service. He served as Palo Alto Mayor and Councilmember, where he chaired the City Council / School Board Joint Committee and focused on empowering youth voices in municipal government. He created the Nashville Mayor’s Office of Innovation as Co-Chief Innovation Officer of Nashville and Davidson County Metro Government and partnered with the entrepreneurial community as a Board Member of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. He also led the City of Oakland’s internal performance audit team for Oakland’s elected City Auditor. Early in his career, he served as a US Peace Corps NGO Development Volunteer in the village of Djigouera in Burkina Faso. Yiaway holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and received his BA in Political Science from American University.
Public charter school in Oakland, CA seeks experienced leaders to serve on its Board of Directors.
Yu Ming Charter School provides an academically rich and challenging environment for children to become bilingual and bi-literate in Chinese and English. The school opened in Fall 2011 with Kindergarten and 1st grade, and is growing one grade each year until it will serve approximately 450 students in grades K-8. The organization is both a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and a public school.
The Board is responsible for establishing broad policies and overseeing high-level decisions that affect the School, including:
- Adopting policies to ensure that the school is run effectively, legally, and ethically;
- Hiring, overseeing, evaluating, and supporting the school Principal;
- Monitoring the operational budget and finances for long-term viability;
- Setting policies and approving documents as required by state or federal law; and
- Seeing that adequate funds are secured for the operating and capital needs of the school.
- Prepare for and attend 12 regular evening board meetings every year, as well as one full-day Board retreat, scheduled committee meetings, and important school events;
- Be available by phone or email as needed; respond to calls and emails in a timely manner; and
- Participate on at least one Board committee.
- Leadership experience with a proven track record of results, ideally in an entrepreneurial environment
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability and inclination to work collaboratively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds
- Commitment to and interest in Mandarin language education in a public school
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
We are especially seeking individuals with any of the following areas of expertise:
- Education program design related to dual-immersion and Mandarin language development
- Real estate acquisition and development, including project financing
In addition, we also need people with experience in:
- Fund-raising for not-for-profit organizations
- Accounting and finance
- Designing, delivering and evaluating an academically rigorous education program, including curriculum, pedagogy, and assessments
- Attracting, developing and retaining educators
For more information: contact Reggie Lee, Board Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Enrollment and Public Random Drawing (2020)
- Conflict of Interest Code
- Uniform Complaint Policy (2021)
- Exiting for Non-Disciplinary Reasons
- Founding Family Definition
- Title IX Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination & Bullying Policy (2021)
- Wellness Policy (2019)
- Wellness Policy Assessment (2019)
- Public Records Policy (2019)
- Student Freedom of Speech Policy (2019)
- Youth Suicide Prevention Policy (2021)
- SELPA Local Plan Section B: Governance and Administration (2020-21)
- SELPA Local Plan Certification 5 (2020-21)
- SELPA Participation Agreement (2021-22)
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School Accountability Report Card
- 2018 School Accountability Report Card
- 2019 School Accountability Report Card
- 2020 School Accountability Report Card
- 2021 School Accountability Report Card
ESSER III Expenditure Plan
Local Control and Accountability Plan
- 2017-2018 Yu Ming LCAP
- 2018-2019 Yu Ming LCAP
- 2019-2020 Yu Ming LCAP
- 2020-2021 Yu Ming LCAP Federal Addendum
- 2021-2022 Yu Ming LCAP
- 2019-2020 Yu Ming COVID-19 Operations Written Report
- 2020-2021 Yu Ming Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan
- 2020-2021 Yu Ming Reopening Plan
- COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist
- 2020-2021 Yu Ming Comprehensive School Safety Plan [Updated 1/27/2021]
- 2020-2021 Yu Ming Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan
Yu Ming Charter School is a “county-wide benefit” charter authorized by the Alameda County Board of Education (ACOE), who unanimously voted to approve our charter on November 9th, 2010 and renewed our charter in 2015.
Yu Ming Charter School is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization incorporated in the State of California, and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors as established in its bylaws. The bylaws are guided and defined based on our charter.
In accordance with the Brown Act, all school policies are available electronically and in hard copy upon request. Please contact the school office for more information at email@example.com or (510) 452-2063.
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.
All complaints should be sent to our Title IX Coordinator, who can be reached at:
Head of School
1086 Alcatraz Ave
Oakland, CA 94608
Your Rights and Responsibilities Under Title IX
(a) You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
(b) You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities and athletics offered by Yu Ming Charter School.(“YMCS” or the “School”).
(c) You have the right to inquire of the athletic director or other appropriate YMCS administrator as to the athletic opportunities offered by the School.
(d) You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
(e) You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:
- Equipment and supplies.
- Scheduling of games and practices.
- Transportation and daily allowances.
- Access to tutoring.
- Locker rooms.
- Practice and competitive facilities.
- Medical and training facilities and services.
(f) You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws. The gender equity officer is the Title IX Coordinator. Please see above for this Coordinator’s contact information.
(g) You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
(h) You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office for Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex. See below for more information regarding how to file a complaint.
(i) You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
(j) You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.
(k) You can find out more information regarding your rights, YMCS’s responsibilities, and access information on gender equity laws from the following resources:
- California Interscholastic Federation: http://www.cifstate.org/governance/equity/index
- California Department of Education, Office for Equal Opportunity: https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/or/oeo.asp
- California Department of Education, Gender Equity/Title IX
- United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/frontpage/pro-students/sex-pr.html
(l) You can find a list of community-based organizations that provide support to youth, and their families, who have been subjected to school-based discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying at: https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/eo/
Definition of Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sex Under Ed. Code Section 230
Harassment and other discrimination on the basis of sex include, but are not limited to, the following practices:
(a) On the basis of sex, exclusion of a person or persons from participation in, denial of the benefits of, or subjection to harassment or other discrimination in, any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other program or activity.
(b) On the basis of sex, provision of different amounts or types of student financial aid, limitation of eligibility for student financial aid, or the application of different criteria to applicants for student financial aid or for participation in the provision of student financial aid by others.
(c) On the basis of sex, exclusion from participation in, or denial of equivalent opportunity in, athletic programs. “Equivalent” means equal or equal in effect.
(d) On the basis of sex, harassment or other discrimination among persons, including, but not limited to, students and nonstudents, or academic and nonacademic personnel, in employment and the conditions thereof, except as it relates to a bona fide occupational qualification.
(e) On the basis of sex, the application of any rule concerning the actual or potential parental, family, or marital status of a person, or the exclusion of any person from any program or activity or employment because of pregnancy or related conditions.
How to File a Complaint Under Title IX
(a) You can find more information regarding how to file a complaint as follows:
- The United States Office for Civil Rights websites:
- California Department of Education website:
- YMCS Uniform Complaint Procedures (“UCP”) or Title IX, Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination, and Bullying Policy. Please see https://www.yumingschool.org/board-and-accountability/, our Student and Family Handbook, or the main school office for a complete copy of these policies.
(b) A complaint regarding discrimination or harassment based on sex must ordinarily be filed with the U.S. Office for Civil Rights within 180 days of the last act of discrimination. If your complaint involves matters that occurred longer than this and you are requesting a waiver, you will be asked to show good cause why you did not file your complaint within the 180-day period. If you have questions about your situation, you can contact the California branch of the Office for Civil Rights at the address listed below. A complaint filed with YMCS under our UCP alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying must be initiated no later than six (6) months from the date when the alleged unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying occurred, or six (6) months from the date when the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying.
(c) The U.S. Office for Civil Rights has its own policies and procedures for investigating complaints. Please review the above link for more information about this process. A complaint filed with YMCS under our UCP or Title IX, Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination, and Bullying Policy will be investigated in compliance with those policies.
(d) There are a variety of ways to file your complaint. You can use the U.S. Office for Civil Rights electronic complaint form filed directly through their website; or mail, email, or send by facsimile your own letter or a completed copy of the Office for Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint Form.
- The electronic complaint form is available at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html
- You can send a completed version of this form or your own letter via email, facsimile, or regular mail to the following addresses:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339
San Francisco Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
San Francisco, CA 94102
FAX: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339
To file a UCP or complaint under our Title IX, Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination, and Bullying Policy directly with YMCS, please follow procedures set forth in those policies.